Swifted : Bisle, Belur, Halebid, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi
Back from the Himalayas. Three day weekend, Diwali holidays. Urge to get out is stronger.
What do we do? Go out?
Let's go out.
Let's go to the hills.
Hills will be crowded?
I know a hill which will not be, though I cannot assure a stay there. Ok?
OK, lets just get out. But stay?
We will come back to a crowded hill for the night.
Ok seems like a plan? What is the amount of drive?
Crazy, Morning to evening, with a lot of stops for photography.
So no resorts?
No, just a place to sleep.
why?, we will go and see.
On that note we were out on the streets on 04:30AM, 17/10/2009 on a drive to some crazy and beautiful ghats in Karnataka to get back home on 22:30PM, 19/10/2009.
We have been to Sravenbelagola, Gorur Dam, Bisle Ghats, Kukke Subrahmanya temple, Shiradi Ghats, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi, Belur, Halebid at some point of time in this trip.
Some teasers. Where are the roads?
2009 was tripping and tripping for me. Infact this was the ninth trip this year.
Alleppey and Cochin
Goa, Mangalore, Udupi
Mangalore, Maravanthe, Murdeswar, Jog Falls
Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan
Bisle ghats, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi, Belur, Halebid, Shravanbelagola
The Goa, Mangalore logs can be found here
The Munnar Kodai logs can be found here
The Coorg Travelogue can be found here.
The Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra logs can be read here
The Leh Ladakh logs can be found here.
Nice picture! Had been on bisle in early october, but it was all foggy for us. No roads, water on the roads, broken roads, we experianced everything out here. Hope you did not scrape the bottoms.
Last year in September I went Badami- Aihole- Pattadakkal- Hampi- Bangalore- Mysore- Srirangapatnam- Sravana Belagola- Coorg- Belur- Halebid- Chikamagalur - Jog - Hubli and back to Pune. The place to visit in the September fog was the Baba Budan giri hills just outside Chikmagalur. The shrine is closed due to a dispute but the drive up and back are ethereal. Some snaps of the Baba Budan giri drive are attached. Also the Tata Coffee estate had opened their bungalow for tourists, so it was a nice experience in C'magalur.
9 trips in a year? That is impressive. How did you make time for them?
Very nice pics.
I'm also on the same line, bought my vehicle in March 2009 and already completed seven trips. Clocking 26K KMs on the odo. :eek:
1. April 2009
Hassan - Belur - Halebid
2. May 2009
3. June 2009
4. June 2009
Coastal Karnataka including Mangalore, Udupi, Karkala, Agumbe, Kundapura, Gokarna Karwar
5. August 2009
Hampi - Aihole
6. September 2009
7. October 2009
Coastal Karnataka again during the flood days, so no Karwar.
Have Bangalore - Kolkata planned for next January.
Wish you others and myself so many more years of tripping like this one. :D
Also can't wait to see the places you went through your lense.
Great going Laluks, waiting for more photos and logs on this trip. Sounds interesting, specially that road condition.
Just counted, did 17 trips this year. 7 long(overnight stay) and 10 small(day trips). Not very good, as I've planned to do at least one long trip per month.
Sorry for digressing Laluks, please carry on with your travelogue.
Laluks, the man on the move!!!!
I really envy you man, You return from the Himalayas & start a trip the next weekend itself. Someone else would have taken a long break after such a long trip. I guess your family is equally enthusiastic about long trips, eh??:)
Keep trippin' & keep writin'!!!!
I should think that you should start a course/write a book on 'The art of taking long leaves every month'lol:
Not at all. If I could be an influence this way, well that 'd be great, and what I would like. After all what we want is see and experience new places.
Regarding course book :uncontrol, all these holidays except for Goa and Himalayas were planned in the regular holidays, and not much leaves were taken. But you should definitely have a plan at the beginning of the year, when you'll move about.
Since this trip started off without any definite plans and ended up the way it is, the breakup as happened was like this.
Day 1, 17th October 2009
Bangalore - Shravenbelagola - Gorur Dam - Bisle Ghats - Subramanya - Shiradi Ghats - Sakleshpur -Belur -Chikmagalur
Day 2, 18th October 2009
Chikmagalur - Mulliahna Giri - Baba Budhangiri Hills - Manikyadhara - Kemmangundi - Chikmagalaur
Day 3, 19th October 2009
Chikmagalur - Muthodi - Chikmagalur - Belur - Halebid - Hassan - Bangalore
Total 3 days, 1050KM, FE - 12.8Km/l (swift was tortured on the hills)
Kemmangundi area will get a second visit sometime.
- Udupi via Hassan and Charmadi Ghats
- Udupi to Bangalore via Madikeri, Kushalnagar
- Talakkadu-Jaladhama- Somanathapura
- And recently Shimoga and surrounding places. This was the only really planned trip about which I am currently writing my first travelogue ever.
I am keenly awaiting more updates and pics from your latest trip as my first objective is see my own state.
Please check my Mangalore travelogue for details on west coast and little bit western Karnataka.
But please also check this travelogue of Ravi. He'll tell you about all unspoilt areas near Sagar, Sirsi, Shimoga etc. PM him for more support. Let the trips begin:D
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